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Jicheng Bao, Youguantai
1media/Youguantai 各國近事：遊觀臺 1897 [ 第23期 ，50页_thumb.jpg2019-11-18T15:49:56-05:00Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f3513Description of Plateform Mobile c. 1897, in Chinese 2plain2021-08-19T17:39:38-04:00Paris1897“Youguantai” 游觀台. Jicheng Bao 集成報 1897 v. 20, p. 53.Public domain.Nathaniel IsaacsonNI-0032Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f
12019-11-18T15:49:56-05:00The Trottoir Roulant in Chinese Media 游觀台26Source Material for the Dianshizhai Pieceplain48492021-09-29T16:16:17-04:0031.2222, 121.4581Shanghai1897Nathaniel IsaacsonDianshizhai huabaoJicheng baoSubao
While some scholars, thrown off by a report of an event that would not occur until after the pictiorial had ended its print run, have speculated that Dianshizhai is mis-dated, it appears more likely that this image was produced around the year 1897. The following two articles appeared in the journals Cuibao, and Jichengbao in late 1897. The Dianshizhai Huabao article repeats the text of these two news items verbatim. Both journals in turn credit an article in the 11th lunar month in Subao 苏报, a late Qing newspaper produced in Shanghai that ran from 1896-1903, as their source.
The article from Jicheng bao above appeared in a section on “recent events from all countries” (各國近事). Jicheng bao attributes the text to Subao, in a section on foreign news (外史新聞).